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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 3, 1957
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t~AI00ftd (In.) Uppet fat MefftM Thursday, October 3, 1957 PORK GRADING PUN LIKELY The American Meat Institute's 52nd annual convention at Chicago gave a big boost to the plan for sorting, grading and selling of hogs in graded lots. This selling procedure has been prophesied for sometime by local hog buyers. Processors say it is the only way to reflect the higher values of meat-type animals. Processors say it is one of several steps to restore the popularity of pork, for which consumer demand had declined in the pa»t 10 years. The big objection from the consumer has been to overly fat pork. The, change to a method of buying that will give price advantages encouraging farmers to produce more meat-type hogs is being urged by all major processors. It is estimated theft 70 percent of meat packers today crt4 buying various percentages* sorted for weight and grade. Hog farmers were also urged to develop multiple farrowing to iron out big seasonal fructucations in marketing of swtat. T None of this is especially hew fbr*pork raisers to hear; but it may be njBjy to know that the major meat processors ore about ready to complete a chanjg« over in thfij- methods, of buying and determination of prices of the pork tfeey buy. \ •; * • * , UNPLEASANT SURPRISE r - On the basis of a survey made by the lowttj. Taxpayers Association with regard to stale", county, school and city tax levies for 1956 and 1957, and the probable millage levy for 1958 estimated on adopted budgets, most areas of Iowa will pay more local taxes for 1958. This also seemed true of Kossuth county taxpayers, especially in Algona. .*? In Algona, for example, the property tax rates per $1,000 of assessed valuation for 1956 vtfere $67.94. For 1957 the tax rate was $75.37. >|nd if the Iowa Taxpayers Association is correct, the figure will take another jump in 1958. C; The local trend is one to be found over most p,f the state. There are a few exceptions. Three smaller cities, Lamoni, Nevada 1 and Shenandoah will receive tax cuts. Three cities over 10,000 population will get tax cuts — Iowa City, Fort Dodge and Cedar Falls. -.,~ The tax figures include combined state, county, school and municipal taxes qs they will be ultimately paid in one lump sum by property gwners, ' ••- Of the 114 cities included in the survey, the Ixerage tax rates were predicted to increase •' ' ' ' - ' Upper r IP E. Call Street— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona, Iowa **- _ ™! Entered as second class matfer at the postoff ice ^ at Al*ona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of «r March 3, 1879. «iE UPPER DBS " 1 PUBLISHING CO, R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDEB, Advertising Manager NATIQNAi -IDJTO^g I Al •A^HUATE MEMBER MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF ^ Weekly Newspaper' ^epreeentfttives,i-Inc. < 404 Fifth Ave.. New York 18, N. Y. 33? N, Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. jfeno BATEi IN i|9S^UT|r QO, Year, th advance ^ — ,._,;l vw .L,i,^J;,^$ Algona papers, in coffiWnatiorir per year™,.f?.00 -Slpgle Copies ., „-,„;—,,.„., „.„ ioc f UBSGRJPTION RATES OyTSIPE KOSSUTH year, In advance „,, ,—„, ,,,_,.._S4.oo ., Algona papers In combination^ pne year—,,fa.OO pp subscription less than 6 months. 7- ADVERTISING RAW Display Advertising, per inch „„—„, , „ 63c OFFICIAL -— $1.04 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for school taxes alone, followed by city tax jumps of 89 cents, and county tax rates of 38 cents, and the state with a 30 cent increase. How they may rise in each local community depends-on individual conditions, chiefly with relation to bond issues that may have been passed by school or municipality units. What the exact increase in Algona and Kossuth county will be in millage levy should soon be known, wheh the auditor's office here completes it annual task of compiling figures for each taxing district. The trend will be up — so don't be surprised. * * * SCENIC HIGHWAYS — OR TUNNELS? Sioux Couniy Capital — It's too late for this •summer, for Congress has -gone home without i acting on the issue — but wouldn't it be nice if the new, nation-wide network of express highways that the U. S. will build in the next 10 years could be Bill-Board Free? Legislation was introduced in Congress this session which would have protected us against billboards -- making the new multi-million dollar highway network one endless scenic drive through America'. But the effort failed, and the danger persists that the new highways will be as plastered as the old ones. Aside from the safety factor implied in doing away with bill-boards that distract drivers by day and night —r the possibility of Uncluttered greenly and unobstructed scenery along hundreds of thousands of miles of new, wider, smoother, safer highways is one greatly to be desired. In this matter, as in most others, the people of America can have what they want — if they will only tell their congressmen and senators which they would prefer: an unregulated forest of posts and posters, or sensible protection of the people's right to enjoy the wonders and beauties of the great American continent, as they traverse it from one end to the other. • * * * ABOUT POLITICAL PATRONAGE: Indianola Tribune — There has been a lot of rhubarb raised lately over the efforts of democratic party-workers to get state jobs since various departments in the state government came under control of their political party. Some sources have gone so far as to imply that there must be something immoral, if not downright crooked, connected with the removal of republicans from these .jobs so they could be replaced by democrats. It cannot be pointed out too often that political patronage is as much a part of the history of our state as are corn and hogs. This is nothing new, nothing that was dreamed up by the democrats since last fall. The only thing especially Unusual about it today is that, for many people, the shoe is on the other foot for the first time, and it is pinching a little. STRICTLXJUSINISS, Behind The Movie Sets WITH fiUOOYMASOH "Filmore never discuued his business problems with tue~<exc«pt when I buy some new clothes 1'? £9 KOTZRBA — THE FLU PICTURE — A to help small business, startling development in Asian Thompson comes up with these flu has been noted by Public figures: Small business failures Health Service officials. But so far in 1957'are dose to the they're keeping the news under 10,000 mark, highest level since their hats. 1939... Also: Small business It is this: From evidence now received only 16.7 per cent of the on hand, it appears the so-called $12 billions in defense contracts "epidemic" is sweeping across so far, this year. the country much faster than at — o — first anticipated. It flares up, FOOD PRICE - FIXING — A then disappears quickly. big item when Congress cpnven- As a result, the menace may es in January: An investigation "sweep itself out" before the into large meat packers and food bulk of the special vaccine is Chains . .,. The charge: Albetting available to the general public, '"-'inflation by "fixing" prices on — o — farm items. • COMPLAINTS POUR IN — — o— Letters keep rolling into the of- THIS STRANGE CITY — Is fice of the Surgeon General, ac- , Washington a city of oddities? cusing the government of favor- Well, let's look around... ing big industries over "ordinary Its a place where one eight- individuals" in allotting flu vac- ' year-old boy can't get into a cine. neighborhood fistfight out of Actually, distribution is set up eight of secret service agents. ' He's David Eisenhower, the s i jd e n t's grandson ... The be distributed. by six big drug firms that manu- •- facture it. The Public Health- Service simply makes suggest- 'Agents have planted themselves ions on how the vaccine should ('unostentatiously in a modest neighborhood across the Potomac, ound the clock they tyatch a iple,; ohe-stpry .brick house,.— : Home'of the John Eisenhow- The, agents keep watch over avid' and the President's other GOAT? Service has 'its fin _, crossed concerning the progress of Asian flu. It was a multi-million-dollar Back in 1939 iust after the renublioans took gamble when Surgeon General jthree grandchildren — but they tsacK in i»d», ]ust alter tne republicans TOOK T .,._„„«,„„_„ + -ij t ^_ j_.,., «_„_ have instructions not to inter- over after six years of democratic control, the re publicans in the legislature formed a committe with the sole purpose of making sure that demo cratic jo*b-holders weren't allowed to stick arounc any longer than was absolutely necessary. Quiti a far-cry from 1957, when the democrats took ove: after 18 years of republican domination. One o the first things Governor Herschel Loveless asked for in his message to the general assembly was a civil-service type of state employment procedure to insure the tenure of many present jobholders However, the republicans controlled legislatur turned deaf ears on the proposal, and so state jobs still continue to be a matter of political patronage Along this same line, it would be interesting to see how some of the sources who attack demo cratic job-seekers on the state level can explain the firing of Des Moines postmaster Edith John son. This was a case of pure politics if there ever was one, with some of the instigators being the same republican leaders who only recently "de• pjored" the hiring, practices of state democratic leaders. T-he big difference here is thas this job was supposedly above politics. Trumped-up charges, hardly justifiable reasons for discharge : were brought against her. Politics? Well, maybe t it was just, a coincidence that the person immedi' ' ately named as acting postmaster is a, prominent republican, who was very active in last year's state campaign, and who was often mentioned as a future Polk county republican chairman, •.•*** Many married women-would be happier anj their homes more successful if they looked upon their husbands as persons to enjoy and not as possessions to be owned. — (Walnut Bureau). <«/ *• ** ,**.- MORE FAMILIES SUBSCRIBE TO THIS NEWSPAPER IN KOSSUTH COUNTY THAN ANY OTHER PUBLICATION -MONTHLY, DAILY OR WEEKLY <* • When YQU Advertise With Us You KNOW Where Yowr Message Is Going, And To Mow Many. Circulation That Covers At Pre-lnflation Cost i* Betf Jftomed 1863 - NINETY.F0UB YIARS OF SERVICE Leroy Burney told the drug firms have instructions not to inter- to go all out in mass-producing Sere with any childish Eisen- the vaccine. In return, Burney ! hower - fistfights. was committed to promote the [ (Their presence makes the vaccine. neighbors feel uneasy — but Should the epidemic fail to Jmportant). materialize, as advertised, the ! —°— service — and especially Burney ! Washington is whSre myster- — will be criticized for "over- ious information is kept secret playing" the threatened menace, for years... Like the identifica- (The Public Health Service is tion of a portion of a dictator's spending $800,000 in its publicity brain, campaign on the flu). For 12 years, the Armed Forces If the flu scare fizzles, Burney Institute of Pathology kept one will be the scape goat. of the strangest secrets of all time o hidden in a test tube — bits of ANTI • FLUORIDATION — brain tissue belonging to Benito Rep. Usher Burdick of North Mussolini of Italy. Dakota, the one-man campaign- Not until the dictator's body ner against poisons in food, is was put in its final resting place aiming his guns at fluoridation... a few weeks ago, did the Army He reports: "Mounting evidence Medical Corps disclose the secret, of "increasing numbers of oppon- Why w£ts the brain here? To ents to fluoridation of our public determine if .Mussolini's mental GaUl, — We are frequently reminded not to be too postive about the future! For some years* we've said, "They'll never make another film, of a similar type, that will top "Elephant Boy!" Of course, Walt Di*ney was soley interest* ed in cartoon animals about the time that Sabu was prying hia way into American hearts with his tiny "bull-hook." We must dig up some excuse for being so wrbng! Now that the Disney genius has beenj applied to the home-lifle of wild-fife, we are obliged to eat a few words about past animal films that we were so certain could never be topped. * * • If history repeals itself, well soon be watching a Cambodian child-star, named Ayot Van Koen, following in the footsteps of Sabu. Boys, the world over, have always smuggled stray pets onto the family premises with a pica familiar to all mothers, "Please, Mom! Can't I keep him?" Luckily for American mothers, stray baby elephants do not abound in the Western Hemisphere. Good thing, tooj For a cute baby "bull" could worm his way into the affections of an avowed animal hater. * • * Seldom has a boy's devotion for his pet been so vividly demonstrated as in B u e n a Vista's fascinating afe&turette, "Niok," a Disney offering in Technicolor. Ayot, a native Cambodian boy, discovers a pint- size elephant waif, lost on the fringes of Cambodia's great for- estland. An initial friendliness develops into an ever-growing bond between the boy and the "tiny" stray. Taking an almost motherly interest in his newfound pet, Ayot feeds Niok, bathes him and even sleeps at his side. The pair become constant companions. * * * Ayol's great sacrifice for his -betov^-^petr^^pmes when he decides to turn Nl6k~'free > 'In~ the great forest rather than have him sold into captivity by a visiting Chinese trader. Up until this parting, Aypt's efforts •to care for Niok provide exceptionally memorable film-fare. In one highly amusing sequence, the lad decides to give Niok his first bath. However, up tp this time, Niok has seen, no ,ippd>; reason for dipning, Jflore W&$$l$-$p of'Hi's tiny' trunk into water. Except for drinking purposes, ponds hold but little attraction to the waif. He'd rather not trust the unsure footing of a muddy bottom, when he can. easily reach a drink from secure footing on solid ground. * * * Ayot solves this problem by throwing . cool water over his pet's face and trunk. Thus convinced that- water might have possibilities beyond its ability to quench an enormous thirst, Nick trusts his boy master to lead him into the pond. In fact, he's soon wallowing joyously in the murky water beside Ayot. tie, wet, tongue and down Into 1 his throat. * . * « Frtftkly, ** ftoftt tftpiifid to set the elephant-human relationship of Sabu and fiis charge ever "topped" in human interest. This was before we were privileged to witness the growth of mtftual love and trust between an elephant waif and a small Cambodian boy, . ' If sothe of our more "hard- boiled" readers object to displaying misty eyes in public, we must |ive them warning. Leave to get fresh popcorn just before Ayot sends his "little" pet back into the forest to escape the Chinese trader! FflOM THE FILES OF THE ALQONA UPPER DEES MOINES OCT. 7. 193JJ * * * Using a powerful charge of nitroglycerine, thieves blew the safe in the office of the Sanford and Lindebak elevator at Lu- Verne to pieces last week. Tha robbery attempt was discovered Friday morning. Following the blast and discovery, it was found the thieves went to a lot of unnecessary trouble — for the safe was empty and not locked at .the time it was blown. All the windows in the office was shattered, but besides the damage to the safe and premises, nothing, was lost. • * Andy Anderson, postmaster at Ringsted, leaned over to pick up' a package at the right time the other day. Mr Anderson stooped down to pick the parcel from the fi08r of the postoffice aftfi ii tn« sathe time heard a crash as a Window in the Building shattered. He at first thotight a passing auto had flipped a rock through the window, but several men came running in to explain a rifle had been discharged accidentally in a cafe across the street. They were relietteo* to find the slug had not hurt anyone. It hit the window at head height just as Mr Anderson bent down. Lucky Andy. » * » the firtt frost of the fall moved into the Algona area Wednesday fnornjftg r Oct. 6. Prior to the sudden dip below freezing, the weather had been ideal, with a high mark of 82 and a low of 39 during the preceding week. * * * Algona's footballers, fresh from a 27-0 win over Clear Lake in a North Central Cbnference tilt, were set for a clash with Manson on the local gridiron. The win over Clear Lake leveled th* season mark at 1-1 and put Algona>' right behind Clarion at the top of the loop standings. Local fans were ready and waiting for a meeting between the Bulldogs and Webster City's Lynx a week after 1 the Manson fray. * * * New officers were elected during the regular meeting of the Ametican Legion post at Algona. Ted Larson (Druggists' Mutual) w|s i named commander and these present-day Algonans nam-- ed to other posts: Joe Lowe, vice commander, Gene Scheme!, fin* amje. officer, Glen Raney, histor* iah, and James Burns, sergeant- at-arms. * «t> * Reports were reeching Algona from Portland township that Ray McWhorter had some pretty fair sized potatoes grown during the recent season. One la^ge potato from the plot was sufficient for dinner for a family of seven. Everyone assumed THAT potatd was one of the largest raised by Ray. VICTOR TREASURE CHEST VALUABLE PAPERS ARE ALWAYS MHIt . ALWAYS PROTECTED ... *i a* water supplies." mechanism was defective, findings? Negative ... The This is the city of magic num- LOOSE SMOKES — The cig- aret-cancer publicity has frightened millions of smokers into ,bers..,For example, Republican using one certain filter brand Chairman Meade Alcorn an- which was praised in a recent nounces one day that the Presi- You'll not soon forget Niok's introduction to his first banana. Ayot carefully peels the fruit and wedges it in the miniature trunk. This begins the comedy juggling act of all time. The. slippery banana almost, but never quite completes the trip to Niok's waiting mouth. After a number of exasperating tries, the boy hits upon a practical solution. Lifting Niok's trunk, he rams the ' Algona unruly banana past ,his pet's lit- ^^.^.p,,. How often have you contemplated putting your valuable paper* in a safe deposit box . <- . yet hesitated because you probably could not have Immediate access to them when you needed them* Here's your answer! The VICTOR TREASURE CHEST Is certified * protect its contents for at least one hour from flames and heal reaching 1700 9 F. Handy for homo or office, l» It instantly accessible yet provides 24-hour a day protection from fir* 4tf your letters, papers, jewelry or other prized possession!* INVESTIGATE THIS ECONOMY IN RECORD INSURANCE TODAY! SEE IT ON DISPLAY AT. UPPER DES MOiNES PUB. CO. OFFICE SUPPLY DEPT. CY 4-3535 Readers Digest article. dent reduced the Federal payroll The run on the "low-in-nico- b y 250,000 since 1953. ttine" brand is so hefcvy that The next day, the Democrats most, Washington stores are con- ?ame out with a fact sheet show, tinually running out of supply, in* federal employment at 2,407,The factory is hard-pressed to 588 — an increase of 39,789 since keep up with the demand, As 58. a result, the cigarets are so loose- «. .< . —o-r ly packed that by tapping one, • ^Phis is a city where soin£ the tobacco sinks a full-half- fojks have the ultimate jn upa inch. and downs... Like Sen. Henry —o— Jackson of Washington, MORE VET MONEY — Con- .One day, as member. of> the gressmen are telling constituents atomic energy commission, he back home that laws to give flunked to the bottom of the sea greater benefits to veterans — m the atom-powered sub, the laws not acted on this year — Nautilus, will be shoved through Congress Then, • as _ a member of the IB 1888..• armed services committee, he To,pfiing the list: More pen- Qw 3JIQ00 feet up in an F-103 §|on money for World War I Jit iotwwgjer. vets and more benefits to men This « Washington with sewpe'connected di&abiU- . It's i city where anything can ties. happen ana if it doesn't, a lot of -~o-~ folks art surprised. AGRICULTURE NQTE8-The ,....,.„........,,.., Agriculture Department thinks -» — • -, it has the answer for growing 3 TflKdll lO marketable fui^blooming tulips ! r -"*?! w .. . B n the Deep Sont)i — First cool IM Citv Hofinitm to'-feuU* for 8 to g weeks at 40 W **»»7 rwtplfHI 4«gr« B $... This produces longer stems and more flowers, more profitable. The Agriculture ending a specialist jromote wider use of our soy- )eans ... The Japanese now use !0 million bushels of U. S. soy- 'avprite dishes, "tofu" and 'miso." St. Cecelia's Church AIGONA, IOWA psrsans fr «m this area have beentaken to Iowa City for observation in McCullough's Air M vr na Teeter a . * w » e to Aleona w h > na ' ™ *° 19 and fflte ' Monday. icsns in the '58 campaign has al- •eady 'been launched by Rep. Frank Thompson of New Jersey ' AdmiwstotiPfl's . ol- t to keeg its. was return* Ewalibwr was the name of the wstic •• Award of King Adult Instruction Class in Catholic Doctrine f •. V-"-, 'I:''-, ; for.*"-- - v<- v NON-CATHOLICS and CATHOLICS Starting Monday, Qi^if r 7 SiOO TO 9;00 P.M. IN ACADEMY HAU "Man's Origin, Purpose and Pestlny" "An Infallible Church - Mqn'i Only Sore Guide" "Modern Science and Cotholisism" . "There Shall be One Fold and One Shepherd" These and ether subjects will be covered during the saurse of instruction; Which will be conducted @ech week. Ne chqrge - no collection ^ no obligations tf any kjnd. ' WE WELCOME YOUR PRESENCE

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